On 11/24/20 9:17 PM, Neal Gompa wrote:
On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 2:07 PM Joël Krähemann
>> That being said, I have spoken to a few audio engineers, and basically
>> none of them use ALSA directly. They can't because ALSA doesn't
>> support mixing properly, among other things. Most of them use JACK or
>> PulseAudio, depending on their requirements. PipeWire is intended to
>> simplify the pro audio case while bringing those benefits to casual
>> audiophiles who use PulseAudio.
> I really doubt that you listen to youtube while creating music. What do
> you want to mix? Might be for some exotic JACK setup.
You never really know. I would be hesitant to presume such things,
given the folks I've talked to. At least one of them does in fact do
YouTube stuff while doing audio and video production, because that's
his job. For him, the PipeWire setup this Change proposes will make
his life easier. I expect other pro audio types to be similarly happy
about these improvements.
This discussion seems to be a proof that people can get used and
attached to absolutely anything at all, such as three audio subsystems
competing for the same resources being somehow a good thing.
The extent to which the multi-headed monster has been tamed over time is
amazing, but on the production side there's never a point in time where
you can truly forget, much less ignore the great divide underneath. All
of which is just a constant unwanted distraction when you're trying to
If something can unify that mess then halleluja.
- Panu -